Soraya

Soraya - A very unique female name



  Mar 30,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Soraya, meaning jewel, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1958 on position #1771. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Soraya and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Soraya? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Soraya. The baby girl name Soraya was given to 150 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1204 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 9,422 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Soraya peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2011 on position 1103.



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Soraya is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Soraya is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #678 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #1,859.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Soraya is where you live.


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Soraya origin and meaning

Soraya is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means jewel. To see famous people named Soraya, pop culture references for the name Soraya and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Soraya

We've found the following names that sound similar to Soraya, sorted by popularity.

Sarah / Sara / Sherry / Sierra / Sherri / Sheri / Shari / Sherrie / Sarai / Sheree /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121204
20111103
20101260
20091372
20081285
20071128
20061109
20051369
20041455
20031524
20021603
20011653
20001771
19991965
19981912
19971705
19961707
19951865
19942509
19932051
19922049
19912084
19902008
19891915
19882035
19872105
19862456
19852051
19841964
19832077
19822076
19811795
19801696
19792266
19782885
19772122
19761875
19751828
19743039
19731926
19721827
19711586
19701528
19691795
19681587
19671790
19661472
19651490
19641903
19631696
19622034
19611607
19602529
19591738
19581771

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts678
New York732
Virginia798
California866
Washington919
Arizona953
Maryland1013
Texas1113
Florida1115
New Jersey1151
Pennsylvania1572
Illinois1859

Even more about Soraya


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Soraya a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Soraya?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2011
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Soraya
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 9,422
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1958
2012 births +150

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